Heel Lateral Impact Tester is a footwear testing equipment used to determine the lateral impact resistance of the heel subjected to sudden impact. The test piece can be fixed on the melt mounting tray using the special metal alloy whose melting point is between 100℃ and 150℃. The height and inclination of the specimen mounting tray can be adjusted. During the test, the energy of the impact is gradually increased until the heel breaks, and the impact index is read.
The result provides an evaluation of the liability to failure under the occasionally heavy blows received during wear.
It is applicable to all kinds of high heels, of whatever construction. Still, it is particularly suitable for injection-moulded plastics heels which incorporate a steel dowel reinforcement, providing information on the suitability of the dowels’ hardness or softness.